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The Rainmaker Group Announces revolutionsm Product Suite
on Microsoft Software Platform

Microsoft relationship enables flexible hosting options
for Rainmaker’s profit optimization clients

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ATLANTA, GA, June 11, 2008 – The Rainmaker Group, the world leader in automated revenue management software and services to the gaming hospitality and multifamily housing industries for total customer profitability, announced it is releasing its popular revolution and revolution LROtm Profit Optimization Suites on the Microsoft software platform, providing clients with the flexibility via Microsoft’s .NET Framework architecture to self-host, or have Rainmaker host their applications.

“Rainmaker’s new relationship with Microsoft is valuable for our clients,” said Bruce Barfield, president of The Rainmaker Group. “The Microsoft .NET Framework architecture enables us to provide clients with the most effective profit optimization solutions on a flexible hosting platform. Our users in the casino hotel and multifamily housing markets now have the option of hosting our systems themselves, or relying on our secure SunGard hosting services thanks to our Microsoft working relationship.” The Rainmaker Group’s systems utilize Microsoft SQL Server and Office Excel to warehouse, distribute and publish their profit optimization outputs. 

“With a host of systems and disparate information, hospitality organizations often struggle to calculate the total value of a customer relationship,” said Sandra Andrews, U.S. hospitality industry solutions director, Microsoft Corp. “The Rainmaker Group’s profit optimization software helps hospitality firms determine this critical information, providing the best possible service for customers at the greatest possible profit for hoteliers. We value our relationship with Rainmaker and look forward to continuing to work together to serve our mutual customers.”

The revolution Product Suite is an enterprise Revenue Management system for chains and hotel groups that enables casino properties to increase revenue by instantly determining the minimum acceptable value of each new reservation based on total customer value.  This helps hotels secure the most profitable mix of business, while ensuring there is space availability for a client's best customers.

The revolution revenue optimization suite is installed by the largest and most successful casino hotels in the world.   Rainmaker clients include:

  • Trump Entertainment Resorts
  • Kerzner International 
  • Boyd Gaming
  • MGM MIRAGE 
  • Harrah’s Entertainment and others. 
About Rainmaker Group
The Rainmaker Group, is a software and services company that provides revenue management for more than one-half million units in the gaming hospitality, multifamily housing and other industries.  Rainmaker implements and supports the revolution Product Suite, which maximizes total guest profitability for operators of casino hotels and other hospitality enterprises.  The company enables clients to identify and maintain availability for their most profitable revenue sources through revenue management implementations.  This increases client profitability by securing the most profitable customers and developing more effective business processes. Hospitality clients include Boyd Gaming, Harrah’s Entertainment, Omni Hotels, MGM MIRAGE, Trump Entertainment Resorts and other leading hotel companies. 

The Rainmaker Group, a Microsoft partner, also provides the revolution LRO profit optimization solution that enables multifamily housing operators to maximize revenue from apartment leases.  revolution LRO lease rate improvement results have been reviewed and validated by independent accounting firms.  For more than five years, revolution LRO has delivered optimized leasing rates to the largest operators in the industry including Archstone-Smith, Equity Residential, Post Properties, Simpson Housing, Mid-America Apartment Communities and a number of other leading multifamily housing companies.

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Contact:

 The Rainmaker Group
Tammy Farley
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 77
Alpharetta, GA  30022
Phone:  678-578-5777
Email:  sales@letitrain.com
http://www.letitrain.com

Media Contact:
Julie Keyser-Squires
Softscribe Inc.
Julie@softscribeinc.com
(404)256-5512
http://www.softscribeinc.com
 

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Also See: Wynn Las Vegas Implements Rainmaker revolution  Revenue Management; Rainmaker tapped by Wynn to optimize total customer value for 5-Star, 5-Diamond resort - / June 2008
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Rainmaker Transitions Post Properties' LRO Lease Optimization System to SunGard Hosting; SunGard frees Post team from system responsibilities, hosts application and database / January 2008
Rainmaker Group Leads Revenue Management Panel at GA Tech Conference; Rainmaker hosts Harrah's, MGM MIRAGE, Archstone-Smith execs for Revenue Management thought leadership event / October 2007
'Increasing Revenue' is Focus of Rainmaker Group Client Steering Committee Meeting; Multi-family executives assemble to shape future revenue optimization innovations / September 2007
Four Major Multi-Family Housing Operators Select The Rainmaker Group for Revenue Management Pilot Launch; Revenue Management specialist, Rainmaker, tapped for lease/rent rate lift programs by REITs and independents / August 2007
Mid-America Apartment Communities Installs Rainmaker revolution LRO SM Revenue Management Throughout 140 Properties; revolution LRO delivers a 3% rate increase to Mid-America in pilot test / August 2007
The Rainmaker Group and Realty DataTrust Partner to Introduce Optimized Multi-Dimensional Online Pricing for the Apartment Industry; Revolution LRO clients now able to market optimized rental rates on the Internet through VaultWare™ online leasing solution / June 2007
Trump Entertainment Resorts Installs Rainmaker Group revolutionsm Revenue Management Suite in All Atlantic City Properties; Trump uses revolution RM to optimize rates, manage increased demand for three properties and 2,900 rooms / June 2007
The Rainmaker Group Launches New Version of Multi-Family Housing Revenue Management System, revolution LRO; Revenue Management leader taps two math Ph.D.s, leverages data for more profitable business decisions by MFH operators / May 2007
The Rainmaker Group's 2007 Client Steering Committee Conference Expands 'Product Roadmap'; Revenue Management leader listens to users for product development guidance / April 2007
Casino Hotels Boost Profits with Rainmaker Group, Agilysys Tech Collaboration; Revenue Management and Property Management Systems identify profitable gamers / March 2007
The Rainmaker Group Hosts 3rd Annual Client Steering Committee Meeting; User Input to Guide Development; Revenue Management leader taps users for 'Project Roadmap,' assesses client priorities / March 2007
The Rainmaker Group Increases Staff 30%, Relocates to Larger Offices; Revenue Management leader adds business unit, expands to service growing client demand / March 2007
The Rainmaker Group Launches Revenue Management Pilots with Four Major Multi-Family Housing Operators; Rainmaker revolution LROsm system demonstrates immediate lease/rent revenue lift / January 2007
Boyd Gaming Hits 'Jackpot' With Revenue Management Strategy; Focus on guest value gives the advantage to the house / September 2006
The Rainmaker Group to Share Expertise at Revenue Management and Pricing Conference; Rainmaker Executive VP, Tom Walker, will speak at EyeforTravel Revenue Management and Pricing in Travel 2006 Conference / August 2006


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